State:District of Columbia
City of Residence: Washington, D.C.
Country of origin: Sudan
Arrival in the U.S.: 2009
Mr. Mohyeldin Mohamed fled Sudan after he was imprisoned for protesting and speaking out against the Sudanese government. He was resettled to the United States in 2009 and currently lives in Washington, D.C. Mr. Mohamed recently completed a Bachelor’s Degree in political science, pre-law, Arabic, and psychology at North Dakota State University. Coming from a country where he was marginalized and treated like a second-class citizen, Mr. Mohamed says that he feels quite fortunate to be able to go to school, receive financial aid, work, and start anew. He currently works as a program assistant and board member of Refugee Center Online, and is an advising member of Institute for Sustainable Peace. Mr. Mohamed feels that he is here through the assistance of others, and now sees it as his responsibility to do the same for other refugees.